ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a tolling agreement with Hamlet and Rockingham which puts mediation on hold for six months while the three government entities discuss a solution to the dispute over the sales tax distribution method.
ROCKINGHAM — Tommy Jarrell, director of the Richmond County Health Department, will retire after a year of battling the COVID-19 pandemic locally while maintaining the department’s other functions.
WADESBORO — A full year has passed since students were forced to adapt to virtual classes and, as classrooms start returning to normal capacity, the Anson County School District is seeing the effects of the unfamiliar virtual months through deprivation numbers, absenteeism and the number of students in danger of failing.
HAMLET — Almost exactly a year to the day that the U.S. declared COVID-19 a national emergency and forced the Hamlet Depot & Museums — along with nearly every other local attraction — to close to visitors, the Depot will begin its light reopening.
WADESBORO — A Wadesboro police officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay while the department is investigating the intent behind him displaying the “OK” hand sign in a photo, which has become known as a signifier of white supremacist sentiments online in recent years.